Apache Kafka Series - Kafka Cluster Setup & Administration
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Apache Kafka Series - Kafka Cluster Setup & Administration

Hands-On Training on ZooKeeper Quorum Setup, Kafka Cluster Setup and Administration in AWS.
4.8 (1,846 ratings)
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Last updated 8/2020
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What you'll learn
  • Setup a Zookeeper and Kafka cluster on three machines in AWS
  • Learn how to deploy Kafka in Production and understand the target architecture for clusters in AWS
  • Setup ZooKeeper Cluster, learn its role for Kafka and usage
  • Setup Kafka in Cluster Mode with 3 brokers, including configuration, usage and maintenance
  • Shutdown and Recover Kafka brokers, to overcome the common Kafka broker problems
  • Configure Kafka Cluster with production settings and optimisations for better performances based on your workload
  • Setup web administration tools using Docker: ZooNavigator, Kafka Manager, Confluent Schema Registry, Confluent REST Proxy, Landoop Kafka Topics UI
  • Administer Kafka using Kafka Manager
  • Strong knowledge on Computers, Servers and Networking
  • Strong knowledge of Linux commands, we will use Ubuntu 16.04
  • Good knowledge of AWS, we will use it as our cloud provider
  • Good knowledge of Apache Kafka
  • An AWS account and a budget to setup the required machines for the course

Attention all struggling System Administrators, Architects or even Developers! Here is course on how to set up and deploy Apache Kafka in Cluster mode.

Do you want to learn how to setup a Kafka Cluster on multiple servers and stop struggling with it?

Do you want to understand all the steps to perform a Kafka setup and Kafka Deployment in Production?

Have you been trying endlessly to deploy a Kafka Cluster, but haven't had any luck?

If you have answered YES, then you are at the right place. 

Learn from Stephane Maarek, the Best-Selling Instructor on Udemy in Apache Kafka and Big Data! 

This course is designed for System Administrators, Architects and Developers. It includes a step by step guide for installing a ZooKeeper Quorum and a Kafka Cluster. Hands-on training on Kafka Administration is also provided.

This course has Amazon Web Services for our cloud environment, which is used by many companies around the world. AWS Knowledge is a pre-requisite. 

In this course, we will cover what ZooKeeper is, its architecture, its role in Apache Kafka, and the setup, installation and configuration on multiple machines!

This course reveals exactly how your Kafka Cluster on multiple machines should be setup and configured. We will start with understanding the Kafka basics, cluster size and the configuration. We will also have a hands-on learning on AWS Setup, Single Broker Setup, Multi Broker Setup, Testing the Cluster, Kafka Manager (Cluster Management), Demonstrating Kafka Resiliency etc. We will enlighten you on Kafka Performance with respect to I/Os, Network, RAM, CPU, OS (Operating System) etc. You will have hands on learning on how to run Kafka in Production on AWS, how to change a Kafka Broker Configuration and we will also cover the Advanced Kafka Configurations.

Why I should take this course?

  • With over 4 hours of videos and around 50 classes, you will get a great understanding of how to deploy Kafka in production and you will understand the target architecture for clusters in AWS
  • You will learn what ZooKeeper? is, it’s role for Kafka, How to setup ZooKeeper? and its usage
  • You will have a complete understanding Kafka setup including setup, configuration, usage and maintenance etc.
  • You will have a Kafka broker shutdown and recovery demonstration, which will help you to understand how to overcome the Kafka broker problems
  • You will learn Kafka production settings and how to optimise settings for better performance
  • You will learn all the required tool setups such as ZooNavigator, Kafka Manager, Confluent Schema Registry, Confluent REST Proxy, Landoop Kafka Topics UI.
  • You will get hands-on learning on Kafka common Administrative tasks using Kafka Manager
  • You have life-time access to this course and a 30-day satisfaction guaranteed with this course

Overview of the Course Contents -

Section 1 – Course Introduction: In this section, we will have introduction to the course. We will talk about what are the course pre-requisites, course objectives, who are the targeted students for this course. You will also have course material for download in this section!

Section 2 - Target Architecture: In this section, we will see the cloud providers such as AWS and explore other alternatives for AWS.  We will also cover ZooKeeper Quorum Architecture and Kafka Cluster Architecture in this section.   

Section 3 - Zookeeper Quorum Setup: In this sections, we will learn what is ZooKeeper, the Zookeeper role in Kafka Cluster, and ZooKeeper Configuration. We will have hands-on labs on AWS Setup, Zookeeper Single Machine Setup and Zookeeper Quorum Setup.

Section 4 - Kafka Cluster Setup: In this section, we will gain some practical hands-on experience on further AWS Setup, Single Kafka Broker Setup, Multi Kafka Broker Setup etc. Before that we will see Apache Kafka Basics on Kafka Configurations. We will have a demonstration on how to change the Kafka Broker configuration and we will also cover advanced Kafka configurations in this section.

After taking this course, you will become proficient in deploying Kafka in production! You will know all the required setups and installations and Kafka production settings and will be able to set-up Kafka in cluster mode in your own environment!

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and click the “Enrol Now” button.

You have 30 days’ money back guarantee and a lifetime access to the course! See you soon!    

Who this course is for:
  • System Administrators or Architects, who would like to learn or setup a Kafka Cluster on multiple servers
  • Developers who want to understand the inner depth of a Kafka setup
  • This course is designed for expert students and should not be taken until all the pre-requisites are met
Course content
Expand all 48 lectures 04:03:52
+ Zookeeper Quorum Setup
17 lectures 01:46:52

Understand what is Zookeeper and Zookeeper Basics

Preview 04:55

Analyse the role Zookeeper has with regards to Kafka

Zookeeper Role in a Kafka Cluster

Learn how to size a Zookeeper Quorum. 

Zookeeper Quorum Sizing

Learn about Zookeeper Configuration

Zookeeper Configuration

Start configuring our AWS (Amazon Web Services) environment by creating the security groups, and our first EC2 instance

Preview 11:25

Learn how to SSH into our machines. Use Putty if you have a windows machine

How to SSH Into our Servers?

In this lecture we will setup one machine with Zookeeper on it 

Hands-On: Single Zookeeper Machine Setup

Learn how to setup Zookeeper as a Service on your AWS EC2 machine

Hands-On: Zookeeper Service Setup

Learn how to use the Zookeeper Command Line Interface to interact easily with Zookeeper

Using the Zookeeper Command Line Interface (CLI)

Create two new EC2 instances from a custom AWS AMI

Hands-On: Zookeeper Quorum setup - Part 1 AWS

Setup the other two Zookeeper Machines and make sure the quorum is working

Hands-On: Zookeeper Quorum Setup - Part 2 Zookeeper

Learn about Zookeeper Four Letter Words (4LW) to diagnose issues with Zookeeper

Zookeeper Four Letter Words

Learn and understand the files created by Zookeeper

Zookeeper Internal File System

Learn the various factors that can impact heavily Zookeeper's performance

Factors impacting Zookeeper Peformance

Advice on how to run Zookeeper in AWS

Note: Zookeeper in AWS

Setup a new AWS EC2 Machine and install Docker on it, to be able to install our Web tools

Hands-On: Web tools AWS machine Docker setup

Learn about all the various options to manage Zookeeper, and install Zoonavigator to start visualising our Zookeeper cluster

Management Tools for Zookeeper & Zoonavigator demo
+ Kafka Cluster Setup
22 lectures 02:02:57

Learn the basics of Apache Kafka

Kafka Basics

Understand how to choose the size of a Kafka cluster

Preview 04:26

Overview of Kafka Configuration options

Kafka Configuration

Walk through of the required AWS Network and instance changes to setup Kafka

Hands-On: Kafka AWS Setup

Kafka Single Broker Setup, on one instance. We will learn how to start Kafka

Hands-On: Single Kafka Broker Setup

Learn how to run Kafka Commands against a Kafka Broker

Hands-On: Running Kafka Commands

Setup two additional Kafka Brokers to finalise our cluster setup

Hands-On: Kafka Multi Broker (Cluster) Setup

Learn how to test the Kafka Cluster using various Kafka commands

Hands-On: Testing the Kafka Cluster

Understand how networking works in Kafka and where you can connect to in Kafka

Can I connect to my Kafka cluster?

Learn about the most important Kafka Setting, advertised.listeners, and how it impacts networking

advertised.listeners setting - most important setting

Install and start using Kafka Manager for Kafka Cluster Management

Preview 10:29

Demonstrations of Kafka Resiliency by stopping brokers in order, and showing how Kafka Manager and the cluster health changes

Hands-On: Demonstrating Kafka Resiliency

Learn how IO impacts Kafka Performance

Kafka Performance: I/O

Learn how Network impacts Kafka Performance

Kafka Performance: Network

Learn how RAM (memory) impacts Kafka performance

Kafka Performance: RAM

Learn how CPU impacts Kafka Performance

Kafka Performance: CPU

Learn how your OS can impact Kafka Performance

Kafka Performance: OS (Operating System)

Other notable things to look out with regards to Kafka performance

Kafka Performance: Other

Learn the subtleties of Running Kafka in production on AWS

Running Kafka in Production on AWS

Hands on lecture to learn how to change a Kafka configuration

Hands-On: How to change a Kafka Broker Configuration

Learn about the advanced Kafka configuration parameters, that you may want to tweak in production for your cluster

Advanced Kafka Configuration

Kafka Topics UI Setup (alongside Confluent REST Proxy and Confluent Schema Registry)

Landoop Kafka Topics UI, Confluent REST Proxy, Confluent Schema Registry Setup
+ Next steps!
4 lectures 04:23

Learn about the next steps in your Kafka in production learning adventure

What's Next? Learning further

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